Imperial College London

Dr Doni Daniel

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Materials

Honorary Lecturer



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Doni joined the Department of Materials in February 2006 and is currently working as a research fellow. After gaining a Ph.D. from Anna University on sol-gel processing of oxide ceramics and composites, he held various positions in Japan and UK. He got Monbusho Fellowship by the Govt of Japan to carry out part of his Ph.D. programme in the Dept of Materials Science and Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan. He has been awarded STA post doctoral fellowship by the Govt of Japan to pursue his research on porous materials for high temperature applications at National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Nagoya, Japan and subsequently, joined the same group as research scientist. He has been awarded Young Asian Scientist presentation award by the Ceramic Society of Japan in 2002.

His research interests include: ceramics processing (wet chemical processing, molten salt synthesis, reactive processing and self propagating high temperature synthesis); oxide and non-oxide ceramics (glass ceramics, MAX phase materials, ultra high temperature ceramics, ceramic matrix composites), porous materials (for high temperature applications including DPFs); environmental barrier coatings for CMCs; joning of materials (glass-metals, metal-ceramics and ceramics-ceramics); surface analysis (SIMS) and microstructures (SEM, FIB, TEM).

Doni has 18 patents and published over 82 peer-reviewed papers in above mentioned research. He presented over 50 papers in conferences including invited talks. He is also acting as a reviewer in many reputed journals.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Zapata-Solvas E, Jayaseelan DD, Lin HT, et al., 2013, Mechanical properties of ZrB<sub>2</sub>- and HfB<sub>2</sub>-based ultra-high temperature ceramics fabricated by spark plasma sintering, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, Vol:33, ISSN:0955-2219, Pages:1373-1386

Zapata-Solvasa E, Jayaseelan DD, Brown PM, et al., 2013, Thermal properties of La2O3-doped ZrB2- and HfB2-based ultra-high temperature ceramics

Cui B, Jayaseelan DD, Lee WE, 2012, TEM study of the early stages of Ti<sub>2</sub>AlC oxidation at 900 °C, Scripta Materialia, Vol:67, ISSN:1359-6462, Pages:830-833

Jayaseelan DD, Zapata-Solvas E, Brown P, et al., 2012, <i>In situ</i> Formation of Oxidation Resistant Refractory Coatings on SiC-Reinforced ZrB<sub>2</sub> Ultra High Temperature Ceramics, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Vol:95, ISSN:0002-7820, Pages:1247-1254

Cui B, Sa R, Jayaseelan DD, et al., 2012, Microstructural evolution during high-temperature oxidation of spark plasma sintered Ti<sub>2</sub>AlN ceramics, Acta Materialia, Vol:60, ISSN:1359-6454, Pages:1079-1092

Paul A, Jayaseelan DD, Venugopal S, et al., 2012, UHTC composites for hypersonic applications, American Ceramic Society Bulletin, Vol:91, ISSN:0002-7812, Pages:22-28

Jackson HF, Jayaseelan DD, Manara D, et al., 2011, Laser Melting of Zirconium Carbide: Determination of Phase Transitions in Refractory Ceramic Systems, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Vol:94, ISSN:0002-7820, Pages:3561-3569

Cui B, Jayaseelan DD, Lee WE, 2011, Microstructural evolution during high-temperature oxidation of Ti<sub>2</sub>AlC ceramics, Acta Materialia, Vol:59, ISSN:1359-6454, Pages:4116-4125

Eakins E, Jayaseelan DD, Lee WE, 2011, Toward Oxidation-Resistant ZrB<sub>2</sub>-SiC Ultra High Temperature Ceramics, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A-Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, Vol:42A, ISSN:1073-5623, Pages:878-887

Jayaseelan DD, de Sa RG, Brown P, et al., 2011, Reactive infiltration processing (RIP) of ultra high temperature ceramics (UHTC) into porous C/C composite tubes, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, Vol:31, ISSN:0955-2219, Pages:361-368

Jayaseelan DD, Wang Y, Hilmas GE, et al., 2011, TEM investigation of hot pressed-10 vol.% SiC-ZrB<sub>2</sub> composite, Advances in Applied Ceramics, Vol:110, ISSN:1743-6753, Pages:1-7

Jackson HF, Jayaseelan D, Lee WE, et al., 2010, Laser Melting of Spark Plasma-Sintered ZirconiumCarbide: Thermophysical Properties of a Generation IVVery High-Temperature Reactor Material, International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, Pages:1-11

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